Robert M. Citino is professor of European history at Eastern Michigan University and author of seven other books, including most recently The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich (see page 30).
A winner across the board by one of the masters of operational history. The capstone to a four-volume study on modern mobile warfare, it solidifies Citino's position among the very best scholars who have written on the 'German way of war.' In particular, his treatment of the 1942 Russian campaigns is fully level with the best of David Glantz's work from the Soviet perspective and restores both Stalingrad and El Alamein to their rightful status as major turning points in the war. Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel ""There is no better examination of German operations during the crisis year of 1942."" Geoffrey P. Megargee, author of Inside Hitler's High Command